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NEET 2024 Live: Kerala assembly passes resolution urging Centre to thoroughly investigate NEET 'irregularities'

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Get the latest developments on the NEET PG exam date and NEET UG exam controversy here.
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NEET 2024 News Live Updates: The Kolkata Police has arrested a person associated with an educational institute for allegedly taking money from a student's parent and promising a place on the NEET merit list and a medical seat in Kolkata. Meanwhile, the seven-member panel of the Education Ministry on NTA reforms held its first meeting on Monday and later informed will seek suggestions from students and parents on how to create a robust system of entrance examinations in the country. The panel headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Radhakrishnan was formed to ensure transparent, smooth and fair conduct of examinations through the National Testing Agency (NTA), as the integrity of tests such as NEET UG and UGC NET conducted by the agency is in question with allegations of paper leak and other irregularities....Read More

In addition to forming the panel, the centre also handed over the probe into the irregularities in NEET UG to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and removed the Director General of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The CBI on Monday collected evidence linked to the alleged NEET paper leak case from the Bihar Police. The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar police was handling the investigation in the state until the central agency took it over along with other cases in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra on Monday arrested a Zilla Parishad school principal from Latur and detained a teacher in connection with the paper leak case.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested the abolition of NEET and medical admissions based on state-level entrance examinations.

The NTA on June 23 conducted the re-NEET examination for 1,563 candidates who were awarded grace marks and 813 of them (52 per cent) took the test. The centre had previously announced that the award of grace marks has been withdrawn and the affected candidates who do not wish to sit for the re-exam will be ranked on the basis of their original score (without grace marks) in the test.

(With inputs from PTI, HT Correspondent)

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June 26, 2024 7:13 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: “How can a government which cannot conduct these exams safely ensure the security of the country?" asks Kerala legislator.

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: “How can a government which cannot conduct these exams safely ensure the security of the country? NTA has committed gross negligence in conducting the exam. About 24 lakh students depend on this examination. Paper leaks happened. There was widespread corruption in the conduct of NEET 2024,” LDF MLA M Vijin said in the Kerala assembly.

Read the story here

June 26, 2024 6:25 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: JNUSU protests at Jantar Mantar against NEET-UG irregularities

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) staged a protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday against the NEET-UG fiasco.

The students demanded the scrapping of the NTA and the resignation of Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan against the alleged irregularities in the medical qualifying examination.

(PTI)

June 26, 2024 5:55 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Kerala assembly passes resolution urging Centre to conduct comprehensive investigation into NEET irregularities

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: The Kerala Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution demanding the central government on Wednesday to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the alleged irregularities in the conduct of NEET and NET examinations by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

(ANI)

June 26, 2024 5:14 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Find the latest updates on HT Education Portal

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Get the latest updates on the Education Portal of HT

June 26, 2024 3:50 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: NEET re-examination result is expected on June 30

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: The NEET re-examination was held on June 23 and of the 1,563 candidates who were eligible to appear in the test 813 of them (52 per cent) took it. The result is expected to be announced on June 30.

June 26, 2024 2:02 PM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: When is UG medical counselling expected to start?

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: The online counselling process for admission to all India quota undergraduate medical seats is likely to begin on July 6, after the announcement of the re-NEET examination results. Check more details here.

June 26, 2024 11:48 AM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Man held in Kolkata for taking money on promise of place on NEET merit list

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: A person associated with a Kolkata-based educational institute was arrested for allegedly taking money from a student's parent and promising a place on the NEET merit list. The accused also assured the student of a medical seat in Kolkata.

“Based on a complaint lodged with the Shakespeare Sarani Police Station, we arrested the accused on Tuesday night. We are questioning him to find out whether he is involved in any racket or not,” a senior police officer told PTI.

(PTI)

June 26, 2024 10:33 AM IST

HT Poll: Should NTA continue to be the conducting agency for NEET UG?

June 26, 2024 10:05 AM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Health Ministry, NBEMS officials hold meeting

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Speaking to ANI, Dr Abhijat Sheth, Director, NBEMS said that a meeting was held between the officials of the Union Health Ministry and the National Board of Examination to assess the whole situation and input received by the government before postponing the examination. Read more.

June 26, 2024 9:20 AM IST

NEET 2024 Paper Leak: Who's Sanjiv Mukhia, the alleged 'kingpin'?

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: Sanjiv Mukhia's name has come up in the investigation into the alleged NEET-UG paper leak in Bihar, with the opposition accusing him of being closely associated with the ruling NDA and playing a significant role in the scandal.

Read here: NEET-UG: Who's Sanjiv Mukhia, the alleged 'kingpin'? What's his link with NDA?

June 26, 2024 9:12 AM IST

NEET 2024 News Live Updates: ZP school teacher remanded in police custody till July 2

A court in Latur (Maharashtra) on Tuesday remanded a Zilla Parishad school teacher in the custody of police till July 2 in connection with the alleged NEET-UG exam irregularities.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested four of the four accused in the case. So far, it has arrested Zilla Parishad school headmaster Jalil Khan Umar Khan Pathan and detained Jadhav after it emerged that at least four persons operated a racket to help NEET candidates. All four accused were booked under the recently notified Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024. Read more.

(PTI)

June 26, 2024 8:25 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Why no re-NEET examination? asks Pappu Yadav

Independent MP from Bihar's Purnia Pappu Yadav on Tuesday asked why no re-examination is being conducted.

After taking oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha, Pappu Yadav also said that nobody discussed the issue of NEET or special status and development in Bihar.

He further asked why no re-examination is being conducted for NEET exams and why the initial exam is not being cancelled.

"Who will talk about the youth? Nobody discussed NEET or special status for Bihar or the development of the state. So, I said so...I said Re-NEET. The people of Bihar have faith in me, and I will not let them down," said Pappu Yadav.

(ANI)

June 25, 2024 8:23 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Find the latest updates on the HT Education Portal

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Get the latest updates on the Education Portal of HT

June 25, 2024 8:11 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Independent MP Pappu Yadav wears 're-NEET' T-shirt in Lok Sabha

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Independent MP Rajesh Ranjan, popularly known as Pappu Yadav, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with "#reneet" when he came to the Lok Sabha to take oath.

(PTI Inputs)

June 25, 2024 7:58 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Who's Sanjiv Mukhia, the alleged 'kingpin'? What's his link with NDA? Read more here

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Sanjiv Mukhia's name has come up in the investigation into the alleged NEET-UG paper leak in Bihar. The opposition has accused him of being closely associated with the ruling NDA and playing a significant role in the scandal.

Bihar police describe Mukhia as a central figure in a gang that operates across states to manipulate competitive exams for profit. He is the only person named in the FIR who has not yet been arrested.

Read more here

June 25, 2024 6:54 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: "Maharashtra govt should enact a law similar to adopted by Centre to curb paper leaks," NCP-SCP leader Rohit Pawar

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Nationalist Congress Party leader (Sharad Chandra Pawar faction) Rohit Pawar-led delegation held a meeting with Governor Ramesh Bais on Monday and demanded that the Maharashtra government enact a law similar to the one adopted by the Centre to curb paper leaks and irregularities.

(ANI Inputs)

June 25, 2024 6:24 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Here's what a senior official of the EOU had to say

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: A senior official of the EOU said that the matter would have been cracked by now had the National Testing Agency (NTA) provided the samples of the question papers to match with the burnt booklet recovered a day before the NEET exam on May 5 from Patna.

Read the story here

June 25, 2024 6:03 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Accused shared financial transactions on mobile, say police

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: The authorities have arrested a zilla parishad (ZP) teacher from Latur and registered a case against four persons after it emerged that a racket was being operated to help NEET students crack the exam, police said.

Read the story here

June 25, 2024 5:08 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Find the latest updates on HT Education Portal

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Get the latest updates on the Education Portal of HT

June 25, 2024 4:42 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: SP demands cancellation of NEET, organises protest march

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: The youth wing of the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday organised a protest march here over alleged malpractices in the conduct of medical entrance exam NEET-UG, demanding cancellation of the exam and resignation of the education minister.

(PTI)

June 25, 2024 3:00 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: NEET PG date by next week

Days after the Union Health Ministry postponed the NEET-PG 2024 examination slated for June 23, NBEMS President Abhijat Sheth on Tuesday said that the SOPs and protocols will be reviewed as soon as possible and the next date for the examination will be declared by next week.

June 25, 2024 2:07 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: “Matter would have been cracked if…” what EOU official said

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: A senior official of the EOU said that the matter would have been cracked by now had the National Testing Agency (NTA) provided the samples of the question papers to match with the burnt booklet recovered a day before the NEET exam on May 5 from Patna.

“It was not sent and we could get it only on June 20 when the EOU was called to Delhi and the issue was raised as to why the samples were not sent despite three reminders. We got it there and soon it was discovered which centre the booklet belonged to. We could match 68 questions right there. Thereafter, the attention shifted to the centre, which was Oasis School, Hazaribagh,” he added.

(Inputs from Arun Kumar, Patna)

June 25, 2024 1:12 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: NCP-SCP leader Rohit Pawar suggests law to curb paper leak

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: A Nationalist Congress Party leader (Sharad Chandra Pawar faction) delegation led by Rohit Pawar on Monday met Maharashtra governor Ramesh Bais, demanding that the state government enact a law similar to the one adopted by the Centre to curb paper leaks.

"We met the Governor, and several issues were discussed. We have tried many times to bring the law passed by the central government regarding paper leaks into the state. We have also raised the issue of the drug racket at Pune University," Pawar said.

"We have talked to governor about the issue of paper leaks. Earlier, Uttarakhand governor had taken measures concerning the paper-leaks and brought anti-paper leak laws. Similarly, we have pledged to the governor to take measures and bring anti-paper leak law to address this issue," he added.

(Inputs from PTI)

June 25, 2024 12:14 PM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: What happened in the NEET re-exam

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: On Sunday (June 23), the NTA conducted the NEET re-exam for students who were affected by time loss. They were first awarded grace marks, but the decision was later called off. The centre said that those students can either take the re-exam and go with the new score or keep the old score (without grace marks).

Only 813 of the 1563 eligible candidates appeared for the NEET re-test.

June 25, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Maharashtra connection in NEET paper leak: Accused shared financial transactions on mobile, say police

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: The Nanded Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) has filed a case against two teachers – Sanjay Tukaram Jadhav and Jalil Khan Umar Khan Pathan – and two others, accused of leaking the NEET exam paper, under the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024.

A senior officer from Latur police said, “The Initial probe revealed messages of financial transactions were shared between the accused. Jadhav confessed to assuring students of clearing the exam in exchange for money and sending hall tickets of many students to Kongalwar. Authorities are trying to reach out to students and parents whose exam admit cards were recovered from the mobile of the accused. Read more.

(Inputs from Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune)

June 25, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Watch: Opposition MPs chant “NEET” as Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath in LS

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan faced NEET slogans raised by opposition MPs as he took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha, shows a video posted on X by the Congress.

June 25, 2024 11:25 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Does NTA need a restructuring? What experts think

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: With questions against the National Testing Agency piling up, the questions of the hour are: does the NTA require restructuring? Is there a need for stricter reforms? For answers, Hindustan Times spoke to a few field experts who shared their insights on the issue. Check it here.

June 25, 2024 11:20 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Amid NEET row, UPSC moots AI-based CCTV surveillance

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Amid the ongoing controversies involving alleged irregularities in NEET, and UGC NET exams, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to use facial recognition and AI-based CCTV surveillance to prevent cheating and impersonation in its examinations. Read more here.

(Inputs from PTI)

June 25, 2024 11:17 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM, suggests abolition of NEET and state-level exams for medical admission

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish NEET UG and revert to the previous system of state-level entrance examinations for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

“I strongly urge upon you to consider and take immediate steps to restore the previous system of conducting this examination by the state governments and abolish the NEET examination,” Banerjee wrote. “This will help restore normalcy and confidence of the aspirant students in the system.” Read.

June 25, 2024 11:13 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: Education Ministry panel on NTA reforms to seek suggestions from students

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: The seven-member panel of the Education Ministry on NTA reforms will consult students and parents regarding their concerns and seek suggestions on how to create a robust system of entrance examinations in the country.

The panel, headed by former ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan, held its first meeting at the IIT-Delhi campus on Monday.

“The first meeting of the high-level committee of experts that is set up by the government of India Ministry of Education for looking at the entire gamut of entrance tests in the country met and the first priority for us is to elicit from the students and parents of this country their concerns and they are suggestions,” Radhakrishnan said.

(Inputs from Fareeha Iftikhar)

June 25, 2024 11:08 AM IST

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: CBI collects evidence from Bihar Police

NEET 2024 Row Live Updates: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday collected all evidence linked to the alleged NEE paper leak case from the Bihar police.

The evidence included a partially burnt question paper, mobile phones, laptops, post-dated cheques and reference question papers. Read more.

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